Rachel Blackmore To Feature On New Stamp

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Tipperary woman Rachel Blackmore is set to feature on a new stamp. Today An Post has unveiled a new booklet of six stamps celebrating some of Ireland’s leading sportswomen. 

The stamp booklet and First Day Cover envelope are available in all post offices and online at anpost.com/womeninsport from tomorrow  in advance of International Women’s Day on 8th March.   

The athletes being honoured on the Irish Women in Sport stamps are:

·    Rachael Blackmore, who became the first female top jockey at Cheltenham and the first female Aintree Grand National winner.

·       Kellie Harrington and Katie Taylor both of whom are Olympic boxing gold medallists, and Katie Taylor is a world professional titleholder.

·       Ireland Women’s Hockey Team, silver medallists at the 2018 World Cup, who have again qualified for the finals in 2022.

·       Ellen Keane for whom winning a gold medal in 2021 capped a memorable 14-year Paralympics journey for the swimmer.

·       Sonia O’Sullivan, Ireland’s most successful track and field female athlete, winning 16 major World, European and Olympic medals.